Lapsang Souchong Tea
A strong but smooth black tea with a lingering flavour of delicate pinewood smoke.
How to make Lapsang Souchong Tea
Amount of tea per cup (200 ml) - 2.5g (1 teaspoon)
Temperature of water - 100℃ / 212℉
Infusion time - 3-5 mins as desired
Number of infusions - 1
How to enjoy - Can take milk and sugar
In more depth...
Provenance: From the Tongmuguan tea garden Tong Mu Guan [+1000M], North West of the Wuyi Mountains. This tea is produced from the Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong Cultivar.
Lapsang Souchong Tea Origin: The origin of authentic “Lapsang Souchong” are the Tongmuguan Jiangdun and Miaowan areas of the protected Wuyi Mountains. This is an area that experiences year round rainfall contributing to a damp and misty climate. This climate obviously affects the withering process needed to produce black tea and so here, the tea growers often depend on man made heating. This area is heavily populated by pine trees which over generations have been used as fuel - it is the pine smoke that is absorbed by the fresh leaves to give Lapsang Soughing its distinctive flavour. This area is restricted so unfortunately we have been unable to visit this garden on our last trip to Wuyi.
Lapsang Souchong Tea Taste: A strong but smooth black tea with a lingering flavour of delicate pinewood smoke.